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Fait Name Meaning

Czech and Polish: from German Feit (see Veit). German: variant spelling of Veit. German: occupational name for a steward or bailiff, Middle High German voit. Compare Fauth, Vogt. Perhaps from an obsolete English personal name derived from Anglo-Norman French afaitie ‘accomplished’, ‘skillful’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Faix, Feit, Fail, Fair, Fant, Foit, Fain, Feig, Rais, Pait

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Where is the Fait family from?

You can see how Fait families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fait family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fait families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 4 Fait families living in Vermont. This was about 50% of all the recorded Fait's in USA. Vermont had the highest population of Fait families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fait surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fait ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fait. 21% of Fait men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Fait women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fait were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    22%
  • Bookkeeper
    18%
  • Machine Operator
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Fait. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fait census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Fait. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fait. For the veterans among your Fait ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fait lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Fait life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fait in 1959 was 54, and 93 in 2004.

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